About Us

CBTF is a program that came out of The Grainger College of Engineering's Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3). The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) offers programs for faculty that promote high-quality teaching and act as catalysts for innovation in education, particularly at the undergraduate level. Through AE3’s support of communities of practice, faculty advance new endeavors in teaching and learning that directly impact the student experience at Illinois and contribute to the field of engineering education, nationally and internationally.

“For the first time, I see us teaching like we do research: working collaboratively as faculty and feeding off each other’s excitement and knowledge to innovate in our courses.”  —Matthew West, Associate Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering